Get hired for your love of London, no experience required
- Global company offers chance to run London tour business and keep the profits
- No experience necessary, just the ability to show off London
- Applications close 29 February 2012
LONDON, 8 February 2012 – Intrepid Urban Adventures, which offers day tours with a difference in more than 80 cities around the world, is offering the chance to run its London business for the rest of 2012 – and keep all the profits – to the person who comes up with the best tour of the capital.
The company is calling for people to submit a photo or video of what they think should be included on the ultimate London tour experience, and is looking for the quirky, hidden gems that only a true Londoner – or someone who loves London like a local – would know about. The company’s current London tours include activities such as lifting a gold bar in the Bank of England, discovering an old operating theatre hidden for more than 100 years, and visiting a circus school.
Entries can be submitted and voted for on the Urban Adventures Facebook page until 29 February, and five lucky finalists will be interviewed for the job in March. The winning applicant will take up the post on 1 May 2012 and will work with a group of experienced guides to run an existing set of tours, as well as leading their own signature London tour.
Last year 1,500 people took a London Urban Adventures tour, but with estimates suggesting there will be up to 11 million visitors to London during July and August for the Olympic Games, and more than a million spectators expected for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant taking place in June 2012, Urban Adventures believes that ticket sales in 2012 will be much higher, and as the winning applicant will keep all profits, the earnings potential could be unlimited.
James Thornton, Intrepid Travel’s General Manager, Global Sales, said: “Whether you’re a school leaver, recent graduate looking for your first break, someone who already works in the tourism industry, or you’re looking to get back into work, running the Urban Adventures London business could be your chance to be your own boss, spend the summer outdoors and make the most of the tourism boom that’s coming to London in 2012. Experience isn’t important, you just need to know London, love London and be passionate about showing it off to as many people as possible.”
According to official figures, the UK’s unemployment rate is at a 17-year high of 8.4%, with 2.69 million people unemployed, although unofficial figures suggest the real number could be as high as 6 million. “The chance to run the Urban Adventures London franchise could be a lifeline to one job-seeker,” adds Thornton.
Visit www.urbanadventures/london or go to www.facebook.com/UrbanAdventures and select #LondonGold to apply, view current entries, and vote for your favourite.
Entrants must be 18 or over, legally entitled to work in the UK and fluent in English. Full terms and conditions of entry are at www.urbanadventures.com/London
About Urban Adventures
Urban Adventures are day tours with a difference, led by passionate locals who aim to show people a mix of world famous sites and hidden gems, while uncovering back streets, local hotspots and quirky landmarks. There are Urban Adventures in more than 80 cities around the globe. Urban Adventures was launched by Intrepid Travel and the WHL Group in October 2009.
About Intrepid Travel
Intrepid Travel is one of the world’s leading small group adventure tour operators. It offers authentic and fun experiences that give travellers the chance to get under the skin of the places they visit, with more than 1,000 itineraries to more than 100 countries worldwide. Intrepid Travel trips are designed to go off the beaten track, meet the locals and travel in an unconventional way, joining locals on their transport, in their markets and even in their homes.
About WHL Group
The WHL Group is the largest local-travel company in the world. It is both a global network of companies that help travellers find unique ways to experience a destination through local tourism professionals, and a technology provider to those local tourism operators. WHL Group companies empower local partners who have practice in experiential and mindful travel, and a local’s knack for identifying, explaining and sustaining the distinctive qualities of a place.